The Town Center Community Improvement District (Town Center CID) and Town Center Community Alliance (the Alliance) announce the opening of the bike share station at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Earlier this year, the addition of this station, in partnership with Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and generously sponsored by Cobb & Douglas Public Health, was announced making this the sixth station in Town Center’s bike share system.
Launched in 2015, the Town Center bike share system includes five other stations located along Noonday Creek Trail giving access to a number of key destination points and beautiful trail scenery. This new station gives Zagster users the opportunity to start their ride even closer to this richly historical area.
The Town Center bike share system has more than 45,800 trips logged with its now 6 stations and 45 bikes maintaining its status as Zagster’s most successful bike share system of its size. The bikes installed at this new station match the newly updated Zagster bikes, which launched last month. Those interested in riding can download the Zagster app on their smart phone and register as a user in the Town Center bike share. Zagster’s smart phone app gives step-by-step directions on how to unlock and relock the bikes making it easy for riders 18 and older. The Town Center CID and the Alliance provide the first hour free and encourage all to wear a helmet during each ride.
The Town Center CID and the Alliance are continuing to work with partners towards a regional bike share program by expanding and connecting the existing programs throughout Cobb County. Bike shares serve as an affordable source of exercise and recreation as well as an efficient means of transportation. Many municipalities and groups in Cobb and beyond are working towards having the infrastructure in place to support such a system. With more than 200 miles of existing trails in Cobb County, the region is well on its way to creating a more connected trail system and reaching the goal of a broader system.
All current bike share stations in Town Center’s program are located along the seven-and-a-half-mile Noonday Creek Trail—at Bells Ferry Trailhead, Town Center Mall, Aviation Park, Founder’s Park and Avonlea Apartments (on Chastain Meadows Road). The program will continue to grow as stations are installed in additional locations.
About the Town Center CID
Founded in 1997, the Town CID is dedicated to the betterment of the Town Center area through transportation infrastructure, safety improvements, beautification and other projects that enhance property value by increasing interest and investment in the community. The Town Center CID utilizes funds from voluntary commercial real estate taxes to implement its projects. For more information, please visit www.towncentercid.com.
About the Town Center Community Alliance
Established by the Town Center CID in 2015, the Town Center Community Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to shaping the future of Town Center by supporting and funding beautification, greenspace and other quality of life initiatives that help foster a sense of place within the district. The Alliance seeks to preserve and enhance the area’s natural beauty while creating opportunities for outdoor recreation by developing parks, trails, landscapes, artwork displays and other quality of life initiatives.